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St. Kitts Passport Requirements

U.S. citizens require a passport but not a visa to visit St. Kitts and Nevis.

U.S. citizens should take special care to secure their passports while traveling as it can be time-consuming and difficult to acquire new proof of citizenship to facilitate return travel should the passport be lost or stolen.

Prior to departure from the U.S., sea travelers must have a valid U.S. passport or other original proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a certified U.S. birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID.

All Americans traveling by air outside the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.

While a U.S. passport is not mandatory for sea travel, it is recommended since it is a more readily recognized form of positive proof of citizenship.

The U.S. Consulate General recommends traveling with a valid U.S. passport to avoid delays or misunderstandings. A lost or stolen passport is also easier to replace when outside of the United States than other evidence of citizenship.

For information, travelers may contact the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis, 3216 New Mexico St., NW, Washington, DC 20016, telephone (202) 686-2636. Visit the web site for the Embassy of the Netherlands at http://www.embassy.gov.kn for the most current visa information.

Citizens of Canada need only to present proof of citizenship – preferably a passport or birth certificate with the raised seal – in order to enter St. Kitts-Nevis. If the birth certificate is used, it must be accompanied by a government issued photo ID (a drivers licence, for example) showing the same name. Where applicable, documentation of a legal name change (for example, a marriage certificate) must also be presented.

These requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveler's responsibility to check with the country's embassy or its consulates for up-to-date information.

Sources:
U.S. State Department
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    Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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    December 15, 2008

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